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The writings of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (RSRH) deeply resonate with many people today, as they have since the time he penned them in the middle of the nineteenth century, using them to recreate a community of modern, Torah-faithful Jews in Frankfurt that had all but disappeared. Many find that, ironically, his words seem more suited for our times than when he composed them. He stands almost alone among commentators in dealing with many themes of modernity: cultrual evolution; our relationships with non-Jews; the Jewish mission to the rest of civilization; freedom of the will versus determinism; autonomy and totalitarianism; understanding the impact of paganism on the ancient world. Of course, his treatment of symbolism.

Each week, we will present some thought of RSRH on the parshah. Most will be taken from his great commentary on the Torah. Recognizing that his language is often a barrier to students, we will take his thought and completely retool and reframe it. We hope that the kernel thought will be faithful to him, while the development will remain the responsibility of the author.

We hope that these offerings will prove to be an inspiring and enlightening weekly foray into the rich world of the contribution of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.

If you'd like, you can see the list of all archived Rav Hirsch articles on the Parsha, or the index to all archived Torah Portion articles.




 






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The Mind
Rabbi Label Lam - 5772

Reward May Come
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5760

Count Us If You Can
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

> Bris Milah: Mark of Distinction
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

Genuine Kindness
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5765

No Second Thoughts
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Keeping Focus
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5767

Redefining Pleasure
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

You Shall Live by Them
Shlomo Katz - 5758

ArtScroll

Use Them or Lose Them
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

Paradoxical Lot
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

The chessed of Avraham
Shlomo Katz - 5773

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Reaching Greatness: Living in the Land of Israel
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5775

Outsiders
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5756

Entering the Land of Canaan
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770

Don't Walk in Front of Me (Anymore)
Shlomo Katz - 5763



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